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Technical Headline News Archive - July 2007

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7-31-2007
FCC Auction May Not be a Boon for Consumers
Upcoming Rules Could Break Open Wireless Market
USPTO and the Japan Patent Office Launch Electronic Priority Document Exchange
Intel, SiRF Work on GPS for Mobile Platforms
Carbon Nanotubes Aim for Cheap, Durable Touch Screens
U.S. Man Charged with Illegal Export to Indian Aviation Firm
New Technique May Speed the Development of Molecular Electronics
Boeing Wins $80M Contract for European Missile Defense Work
New Influences are Shaping User Expectations for Mobile Handsets
ARRL Board of Directors Acts on Background Checks
Pennsylvania Man Survives Being Struck by Lightning Twice
Sharp Combines LCD, Solar Wafer Production
Potential Flaws in Electronic Voting Systems
Caffeine and Exercise Can Team Up to Prevent Skin Cancer - yet another vindication of my lifestyle!
7-30-2007
People Taking Their BlackBerry Handsets to Bed With Them
DoD Black Project Spending Hits $31.9 Billion
Avago Plans 600 More Job Cuts in Outsourcing Initiative
Health Symptoms Are Not Linked to Cell Phone Tower Emissions, Study Finds
Cell Phones and PDAs Revolutionize How Consumers Find Homes on REALTOR.com
Radars Without Missiles - An Empty Defense Shield for the E.U.
University of Delaware-Led Team Sets Solar Cell Record (η=42.8%)
Motorola to Embed Video Projector Inside Mobile Phones
Texas Company Provided Sabotaged Computer
Next Major PC Company to Go Linux Will Be HP
The Real-Life "Doctor Who" Who Believes He Can Build a Time Machine (the article incorrectly claims he is the only Black physics professor in America - a simple Google search proves otherwise)
College Science Success Linked to Math and Same-Subject Preparation
Satellite Multimedia for Mobile Phones
NASA Faces Congress Scrutiny as Russia Denies U.S. Astronauts Had Chance to Booze
7-27-2007
Shuttle Computer System Sabotaged
That Cell Phone in Your Hand is a Tracking Device
FCC Commissioner Lauds BPL in House Testimony; ARRL Responds
Motorola Unit Aims to Bill US$60M from Comms Devices in 2007
Google, Sprint in Pact for WiMax Mobile Web
Humans Deal Computer a Loss in Poker Challenge
FCC Opens Comment Window on PSRA/PSSA Rulemaking
Electronic Access Control Systems to Reach $6.1B by 2010
Möbius Strip: 'Endless Ribbon' Mystery Solved
Blended Wing Body Plane Takes Successful Test Flight - European Antennas Onboard
Coalition Takes Run at Cybersquatters
E.U., U.S. to Make GPS and Galileo Compatible
Internet Censorship Spreading
Killer Electrons in Space Are Now Less Mysterious
Ex-Telecom Minister in Prison for Helping Islamists in Bangladesh
7-26-2007
Boom Times Predicted for Municipal WLANs
Foundation for Amateur Radio Announces 2007 Scholarship Winners
EADS Reports 93% Drop in First-Half Profits
Global Fuel Cell Demand to Reach $8.5B in 2016
RFMD Begins Production of Polaris 3 Total Radio
E.U. Wants Wider Use of Low-Frequency Radio Spectrum
WiFi Phone Sales Expected to Top $145B in 2010
Philippines Telcom Giant Acquires Satellite and Mobile TV Provider
Dancing Atoms Hold Prospect of Superfast Computing
Government Drives 3G Wireless Transition in China
Sony Q1 Profit More than Trebles on Digicam
WiFi Phone Sales Expected to Top $145 Billion in 2010
FBI, China Police Bust Biggest Software Piracy Ring Ever
House Panel Trims DoD Contracted Services
Multibillion-Dollar Mars Trip Proposal Stirs Controversy
7-25-2007
Sonex Aircraft Previews Electric Aircraft at EAA Fly-In
Femtocells Mobilize to Fight Wi-Fi in the Home
World Airport Security Equipment Market to Reach $131.7B by 2010
Chipmakers Say Worst is Over After Dire Quarter
Local Players Missing in Growing Indian Electronics Market
Nano-Sized Generator Gets Big Power Boost
Streaming Royalty Fees on Hold
A Picture-Perfect Sun - Compliments of SOHO
Scientists Produce Firsts with Light Burst
U.S. Capable of Defending Taiwan, Commander Says
RFID for Whiskey Bottles in South Korea
RoHS 1 Year Later: Supplies of Leaded Solder Drying Up
IBM, STMicroelectronics to Create Chips Together
Forecaster Cuts 2007 Hurricane Outlook - Duh!
New Communities Cater to Amateur Stargazers
7-24-2007
RFID - The New DotCom Bubble?
Insatiable Demand for GaAs Drives 29% Year-on-Year Growth for Substrates
GPS-Trusting German Trucker Gets Tangled with Swiss Tree
Cellphone-Based Business Value Jumped 29% in 2006
Confusion Dogs the Launch of 3G Services in India
Logitech Takes Wrap off Tiny Cordless Laser Mouse
Zarlink U.K. Analog Fab Closed by Flooding
Japan Quake Reveals Fragility of Modern Industrial Systems
NXP Warns of Soft IC Market for Q3
RFID Chips: High-Tech Aids or Tools for Big Brother?
Motorola Needs to Save Itself for America's Sake
U.S.-China Joint Probe Nets $½Billion in Fake Software
Passwords Are a Piece Of Cake -- for Cybercrooks
Young Keep it Simple in High-Tech World
7-23-2007
Northrop Grumman Rumored to be Buying Scaled Composites (Burt Rutan's company)
Cellphone-Free City Planned for Canadian Valley
15 Years of the SMS
Apple's iPhone Vulnerable to Hackers
Startup Launches Microwave-Powered Light Bulb
BOC Edwards Re-Brands as Edwards
Microsoft Plans Release of 'Windows 7' in three Years
GaN-Based LEDs the Main Consumer of Nitride Materials
Huge Tainted Dust Plumes from China Cause Changes in Climate
Domain Name Sales are Red-Hot-Dot-Com (RFCafe.com available for $2.5M)
Google May Bid in 700-MHz Wireless Auction
Wireless MP3 Players on Market by End of Year
Duke: iPhone Didn't Cause Power Outages After All
NASA Mars Rovers Braving Severe Dust Storms
New Chinese Ballistic Missile Submarine Spotted on Google Earth
7-21-2007
DoD Opens Spectrum Relocation Office
Wireless Study May Clean up Computer Area
Conference to Trial Printed Organic RFID in Badges
7-20-2007
Bermuda Customs Confiscate BlackBerry Handsets
Number of Published Science, Engineering Articles Flattens, but U.S. Influence Remains Strong
SimSat Balloon to Launch Next Week
LG Electronics Unit Says 1st-Half U.S. Sales up 39%
Google Invests in 3G Femtocell Manufacturer
Nokia Speeds up GPS on Their Handsets
Multi-Gigabit Wireless Research Could Soon Make Wired Computers and Peripherals Obsolete
WiMax Technology Gets Two New Allies; Clearwire and Sprint Nextel
Current Terrorism Nuclear Threat Worse Than During Cold War
Computer Plays "Perfect" Game of Checkers
Thomson Scientific Adds Military Specifications, Standards to Offering
JROC Recommends USAF Control of UAVs, but Navy Objects
IBM Gets the Lead out of Its Chip Packages
Nuclear Terrorism Bigger Threat Than Missiles: Ex-U.S. Defense Chief
7-19-2007
iPhones Overwhelming Wireless LAN at Duke University
Moore's Law Under Fire Again
Motorola Posts Q2 Loss on Lower Handset Sales
E.U. Endorses Nokia's Mobile TV Standard
IEEE Adopts 'One Entity, One Vote' for 802.20 Mobile Broadband
Nokia Starts Global Positioning Service
U.S. Senate Shelves $648B Defense Authorization Bill
Swedish Woman, 75, Has World's Fastest Broadband Connection
Inexpensive Solar Cell Technology Created
WLAN Increases Worker Productivity by 21%
U.S. Offers $968M in Grants for Disaster Technology
Helicopter Flight Trials for EGNOS
Information Security Market Forecast to Reach $79B by 2010
Engineers Discover Natural 'Workbench' for Nanoscale Construction
7-18-2007
Boeing to Submit Proposal for Global Positioning System 3
Flextronics Buy of Solectron Gets U.S. Antitrust Nod
Intel Leverages Universities for Research
Mobile Broadband Stretching Backhaul to Its Limits
High-Tech Car Options Slow to Catch On
RIM Launches Dual-Mode Cellular, Wi-Fi BlackBerry
RFMD Expands Capabilities in Beijing Facility
TriQuint Cuts Q2 Income Guidance from $6M to $1-2M
Broadcom vs. Qualcomm: Patents and the International Trade Commission
Non-SMS Data Revenues Exceed $10 billion in 1Q07
Laser Spy Camera that Spots Polluting Drivers (Big Bro coming to London)
Russia, U.S. to Hold Joint Military Exercises in Germany
One Giant Leap for Space Fashion: MIT Designs Sleek, Skintight Spacesuit
Talk Radio Hopes Politics, Advertisers Boost 2008 Elections
7-17-2007
IBM Opens Its Software Patent Treasure Trove
The Strangest Insurance Claims for "Lost" Mobile Phones
Researchers Call for More Funds, Easier Immigration
Electronics Makers Break Out 'Green' Initiatives
NAB Announces 2007 Marconi Radio Award Finalists
U.S. Could Reach GPS-Galileo Agreement this Week
Britain To Beef up Anti-Corruption Laws After BAE Claims
iPhone Could Impact the Mobile Video Market
Hackers Fake Job Ads to Steal Corporate, Government Data
London to Get Free Wi-Fi Between Central London and Greenwich
Airborne Laser Team Tracks Airborne Target Compensates for Atmospheric Turbulence
On a Wire Or in a Fiber, a Wave Is a Wave
Microsoft Music Copy Protection Cracked Again
Firefox Takes on IE Dominance in Europe
7-16-2007
World's Largest Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water After Earthquake
Blame the Sun for Dropped Cellphone Calls, Says Math Professor
Electronic Component Orders Bounce Back from Dip in June
U.K. Survey Finds Technology Hampers Memory
Handset PA Suppliers Set for Consolidation
3G Handset Market to Exceed 1.3 Billion Units in 2010
New Kind of TV Remote for the Overly Challenged Couch Potato
Copper Thefts Trigger Widespread Crackdown
FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Correspondence Posted
Higher Efficiency Organic Solar Cell Created
EADS Agrees on Restructuring of Management
Drug Allegations Made Against Broadcom Co-Founder
KVH Launches Next Generation Maritime Broadband Service
Web Photos Now Have Zero Credibility (except for RF Cafe photos)
7-15-2007
Text Messaging Blamed for Fatal, Fiery Crash
Australia Has Coldest June Since the 1950s
New Lens Device Will Shrink Huge Light Waves to Pinpoints
Nevada Parents Blame Internet Addiction for Child Neglect
7-14-2007
AT&T Turns up First Metro Wi-Fi Mesh Net
China's Booming Weather Modification Program
7-13-2007
IEEE Meeting Advances Broadband Over Powerline Specs
FCC Issues EAS Order
Samsung Stock Soars on Icahn Takeover Rumor
Sony Ericsson Profits up 54% in Q2
New Phenomenon in Physics Discovered on Illumination of Metal Surfaces
Growth in Broadband Slows Dramatically
iPhone Turns Focus on Greater Wi-Fi Use by Handsets
WiMAX Forum® Designates First North American Based Certification Lab
Analysts Forecast 7-Year Wait Before LEDs Penetrate Home Lighting Market
Electro Energy to Develop Advanced Technology Battery for High-Altitude Airship
Military Secrets Easy to Find Online
Real Estate Websites Boom, Despite Market Slump
100 'Significant' Spammers Identified as New Crackdown is Predicted
Florida to Adopt Tough Auto Emission Standards
7-12-2007
Lightning Strikes Reported by iPod Users
Ford Says Hydrogen Cars Close to Mass Production
Nokia Seen Gaining from Motorola Woes
Ofcom: Opportunities to Free up Public Sector Spectrum for New Uses
Toronto Joins Raleigh, NC, in LED City Initiative
U.S. Wireless Networks to Become the Next "Dumb Pipes"
Understanding Killer Electrons in Space
HSPA Connections to Reach 40 Million by End of 2008
South Africa Hot Spot Use up 300% in Year
Scientists Work on Disappearing Technology
Like Having a Cell Phone Tower in Your Home
Al-Qaida Biggest Threat to U.S., Says Top Intel Analyst
Typhoon Eurofighter Jet Ready for Action
Russia Declares Its Independence in Space
7-11-2007
FCC Chief Backs Some Open Access in Airwave Auction
SIA, SEMI to Announce Encrypted Chip Markings
STMicroelectronics to Close 3 Plants; Move Impacts 4,000 Jobs
WikiPatents Wants Your 2 Cents Worth
U.S. VC Investments Overseas: "Strategic," "Cautious" Still Watchwords
Two Tower Climbers Die After Fall
Helium Balloons Carry Man in Lawn Chair 193 Miles - Uses GPS
Teen and Tween Cell Phone Calls Rise During the Summer
JP Morgan Discredits Own Report on Possible iPhone Nano
Global Warming Could Outlaw Sports Cars in the EU
Improved Shuttle Readied for Trip to Space Station
Volunteers Requested to Sort Galactic Census
7-10-2007
Accidental Presidential EAN Message Sent in Illinois
High-Energy Capacitor Achieves Ultra-High Capacitance
RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2007-2017
New Rules Could Rock Wireless World
China's Trade Surplus Soars 85.5% to Record in June
Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Become 'Toxic Time Bombs'
A Hacker's Nasdaq
An Electronic Cure for Cancer?
Report from China: Labor Costs Rise; Jobs Shift to Remote Areas
Google's Postini Buy Threatens Microsoft
Argentine Capital Gets First Snowfall in 90 Years (dang global warming!)
Baseball Goes Solar
Laser Tattoo Removal - Erasing the Follies of Youth
7-9-2007
Sprint Hangs Up on High-Maintenance Customers
China to Surpass U.S. This Year as Largest Broadband Market
New FCC Rules May Impact Linux-Based Devices
European Patent Office Increases International Searching Authority Fee
Verizon Copper Cutoff Worries Some Users
Handset Sales to Grow 4% Through to 2012
Rural India Plugs into Wi-Fi
Ford, SoCal Edison Join to Promote Plug-In Vehicles
Inexpensive 'Adaptive Optics' Achieved by Sandia's Optical Clamp
UCLA Student Gets Paris Hilton's Old Cell Number (that's cell phone number, not jail cell number. I'd auction it on e-Bay)
Micro Air Vehicle in Use in Iraq
7-8-2007
Electronic 'Crowd Behavior' Revealed in Semiconductors
Microsoft's $1 Billion Red Ring of Death
Thumbs Up or Down? Peers Review Your Patent Application
7-7-2007
Earth is Smaller Than Assumed
Superstars Flying 222,623 Miles Total to Get to the LIVE EARTH Concerts - That's a Huge Carbon Footprint
Biomedical Engineers Use Electric Pulses to Zap Cancer Cells
House Science Committee to Evaluate NASA Earth Science Budget
'Eurobot' a Hit with Astronauts
7-6-2007
Motorola Faces $101M in Severance Charges for Layoffs
Microsoft Expands into Canada to Beat H1B Visa Crunch
Mechatronics Transforms Driving Experience
European Plans for RFID Unveiled
Wearable Power Competition Announced
4-Year-Old Girl Calls 911 Nearly 300 Times Using Disconnected Cellphone
Researchers Prove Existence of New Type of Electron Wave
Norwegian Hacker Says He Can Bypass AT&T on iPhone
Transparent TV from Active Inc. (and H.G. Wells)
Today's Waste, Tomorrow's Fuel: Sustainable Energy from Urban Waste
Next President to Face 'Hard Questions' on Defense Budgets
Apple Under Fire: Releases iPhone Battery Replacement Plan
NASA to Buy $19M High-Tech, Recycling Toilet from Russia
7-5-2007
e-Waste Program to Stop 1.2 Million Tons of Junk
Satellite Broadband Services Industry Has Enormous Growth Potential
Broadcom Protests Qualcomm's Request for Presidential Veto
Lawsuit Victory Means Free Mobile Phones for 15,000 Americans
Snapping Turtles, GPS, & Wireless Transmitters
Japan to Conduct Missile Interceptor Test in December
Remotely Controlled Nanomachines
Massive Martian Dust Storm Drains Rover Batteries
The Car System That Tells You When You're Going to Crash
New Approach to Fixing Spreadsheet Errors Could Save $Billions
Study: Women Don't Really Talk More Than Men
7-4-2007
The Scientific Flash Behind the Fireworks
Gadget Boom to Drive up Energy Demand
70 dB True rms Power Detector Covers DC to 3.9 GHz
Rate of U.S. Broadband Growth Slowing
Semico: IC Industry in 'Downturn'
Contract Manufacturers Look to Vietnam as Production Rises in Southeast Asia
Stink Bullets and PKD's Sheep Dip Isolator
Microgravity Tower Will Offer Reduced-Gravity Environment for Wide Range of Research
India Angles to Be Solar-Industry Hub
Atlantis Lands at Cape Canaveral
NASA Satellite Captures First View of 'Night-Shining' Clouds
UK-Based Trio Admit Inciting Terrorism over Web
7-3-2007
EE Times Updates List of Emerging Startups
Intel Favors RF Startup with Money, Advice, Contacts
iPhone Coughs up First Bugs
Nano-Sized Light Source is Invented
Philips Rids Itself of GaAs
Smart Electric Meters Save $$$
World's First X-Ray-Free Electron Laser on Course to Completion
FLIR Systems Announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection Contract
EU Urges Anti-Terror Cooperation After UK Bombs
China to Allow Foreign Investment in Defense
Mexican Telecom Tycoon Overtakes Bill Gates as World's Richest Man
British Terror Probe Focuses on Doctors (wonderful)
Dead Airman's Affidavit: Roswell Aliens Were Real
Video Games Rob Reading, Homework Time
7-2-2007
Forum Formed to Focus on Femtocell Development
Young Engineers Satellite (YES2) Given Green Light for Launch
Bell Canada Accepts $32.9B Private Equity Bid
U.S. Army to Combine Satcom Programs
SIA: May Chip Sales Inch Up
The Impact of Outsourcing the Manufacturing Process on Innovation
Energy-Harvesting Conference Covers Cutting-Edge and Established Technologies
Apple Sold 525,000 iPhones Since Friday's Launch
Curious Gadget Fans Smash, Dissect iPhones
Motorola's Razr2: Answer to iPhone Debuts in South Korea
France Says Defense Budget To Stay Near 2% of its GDP
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Private Orbital Effort Scores Second Success
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